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I've been working with several bands this year, hinting about something heavier on the way. Fight Night Anarchist has released our first EP online, 3 songs free to download. These tracks were mixed and mastered by Jonny Hawkins of Nothing More - many thanks to him and catch their great band live if you haven't already. Share all you like, copy to your playlists, and stay tuned on the web & social for news!


My best freehand Jack-o'-lantern. Happy Halloween!



This art is from Lo-Up Solo Bass Showcase earlier this year in Long Beach, CA. I don't have the artist's name, but I like to imagine these guys (in animated Beetlejuice style) playing the beautifully spooky tune "Alice" by the great Tom Waits.

And so a secret kiss
Brings madness with the bliss
And I will think of this
When I'm dead in my grave

Set me adrift and I'm lost over there
And I must be insane
To go skating on your name

And by tracing it twice
I fell through the ice...

Of Alice



Playing two Lafayette, LA shows - Bisbano's (a rare Louisiana basement) w/Hardrick Rivers Revue & Paul Tassin, and the newly re-opened Feed & Seed downtown w/Dustin Gaspard in Acoustikentae, joined by Layden and the Lion and Brother Jac - great music from the Acadiana area!

Fri 9/12 - Bisbano's w/Hardrick Rivers Revue & Paul Tassin (Lafayette, LA)


Fri 9/26 - Feed & Seed w/Dustin Gaspard's Acoustikentae (Lafayette, LA)

Yesterday (9/3/14) marked one year since my dear friend and mentor David Shelander passed away. It was an emotional day, but I'm glad I can think of him and smile now that time has passed. How I'd love to catch up and talk about what's new, I know he'd be happy. Bonnie Raitt, The Gap Band, 'Gatemouth' Brown, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Air Supply, "The Tonight Show", "The Last Ship", just a sample of his long career. Words can't do his talents justice, but he was one of the most gifted musicians I've ever known - especially on piano. I am grateful that he saw something in me as a teenager and hope to pass it on properly. Thank you Dave, we miss ya!!!
I saw dozens of cases on this last tour. MONO is still my fav, and I'm loving my new Fader bag! Here's a review I wrote when the Vertigo (guitar/bass) came out:



Part 3 - That's a wrap for our Summer 2014 Midwest Bass Tour! After Lo-Hio Solo Bass Showcase and Midwest Bass Bash, our "Fab 4" headed to Basses on the Plains in Wichita, KS and LoDo Bass Bash in Denver, CO. Much fun was had, many basses were slapped, and more free gear was given away! Shown is Andrew, who won a TC Ditto Looper in Wichita, and several others won pro recording software from PreSonus.

It was an honor to close out LoDo Bass Bash weekend, especially when Edo Castro and Scott Fernandez joined in for surprise collaborations. I am thankful for those special moments with friends. It would take pages to get to half of how awesome the tour, players, and people have been. There is a lot of love in these cities, and it's wonderful to see the bass community coming together, evolving, and expanding.

Got back to Nashville about a week ago. Saw friends, made new ones, and of course heard great music! After a stop in Louisiana, I'm in Pensacola, Florida this weekend, right near da beach... boy-eee:

8/7 - Hub Stacey's w/James Adkins & Friends 7:00 (Pensacola, FL)
8/8 - Hopjacks (downtown) w/James Adkins & Friends 9:00 (Pensacola, FL)

BIG thanks to the Greens family at Bob & Luigi's, Chris Cardonne/Kalium, Strange Grounds, Dan, Sarah, and all LoDo crew in Denver - I won't list all but I'll tag who I can. Once again, special thanks to TC Electronic & PreSonus, all sponsors, hosts & artists (Jared/Lo-Hio; Derrick/MidwestBB), Darren, Brittany, Scott, Brian - y'all rock!

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The Summer 2014 Midwest Bass Tour is in full swing! Here's a quick post with some of the last few day's events, including the winners of 2 excellent prizes - Justin won Studio One V2 Full recording software from PreSonus, and Tom won a PolyTune Mini from TC Electronic. Pics are from Lo-Hio Solo Bass Showcase last Sunday and Midwest Bass Bash last night in Des Moines, IA. Thanks to TC Electronic, PreSonus, and all other sponsors and hosts of these great events!

Tomorrow, our crew will be in Wichita, KS for Basses on the Plains '14 and from there the much-anticipated LoDo Bass Bash '14 in Denver, CO!



Next week, some friends and I are going on our Summer 2014 Midwest Bass Tour - These are 4 events I'll be on, including a clinic in Wichita, KS. I'll also stop in Nashville, TN to pregame at Roy Vogt's Thunder Row Bass Invitational at Douglas Corner Cafe July 18. Folks, these are some of the best bassists in the world and even if you aren't a bass player, your eyes and ears will be opened and you'll definitely be entertained! Most of these events have great giveaway prizes and free admission. If I'm lucky, I may even have some special reptilian friends keeping me company in Denver, CO ;)


 *Special thanks to TC Electronic, PreSonus, and Roscoe Guitars for the support!*


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It is an honor to be opening in Vicksburg for one of my favorite artists, Aaron Lewis of Staind. This patriot, along with The Gillis Silo, is sure to perform the ultimate 4th of July weekend concert!


Fri 7/4 - Lady Luck Casino w/The Gillis Silo (Vicksburg, MS)


Sat 7/5 - Lady Luck Casino w/The Gillis Silo; Aaron Lewis (Vicksburg, MS)


Sun 7/20 - Lo-Hio Solo Bass Showcase @ Eb's Pub & Party Center (Canton, OH)


Tues 7/22 - Midwest Bass Bash @ 14525 University Ave (Waukee/Des Moines, IA)


Thurs 7/24 - Basses on the Plains @ Bob & Luigi's Bel Aire (Wichita, KS)


Sun 7/27 - LoDo Bass Bash @ Strange Grounds (Denver, CO)



Some exciting shows this summer! Info soon, starting with the first Lo-Hio Solo Bass Showcase 7/20/14. This month, I'm with The Gillis Silo opening for Trace Adkins, more New Orleans, and Dustin Gaspard. Stay tuned - here's June:



Fri 6/20 - Howlin Wolf w/The Gillis Silo; Alexes Aiken (New Orleans, LA)

Sat 6/21 - Blue Bayou Dixie Landin' w/The Gillis Silo; Trace Adkins (Baton Rouge, LA)


Mon 6/23 - Naval Air Station E Club w/James Adkins (Pensacola, FL)


Thurs 6/26 - Best of 225 Awards, Varsity Theatre w/The Gillis Silo (Baton Rouge, LA)


Sat 6/28 - Red Rock & Blue Invitational, Oak Villa Softball Complex w/The Gillis Silo

(Baton Rouge, LA)


RESCHEDULED TBD - City Bar Downtown w/Dustin Gaspard (Lafayette, LA)




I'm covering on bass this month for my good friend Jordan with The Gillis Silo (country/rock). Here's my May schedule, including 2 nights at Tahyo in New Orleans, a great establishment owned by Tia Maria of Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls & Parolees". We're also performing for an Armed Forces Day weekend benefit in Hammond, LA, followed by Lake Charles and two shows in Lafayette with alt/folk artist Dustin Gaspard.



Sun May 4 - Hard Rock Cafe - New Orleans, LA (TGS)


Fri May 16 - Tahyo - New Orleans, LA (TGS)

Sat May 17 - Tahyo - New Orleans, LA (TGS)

Sun May 18 - Harmonies 4 Heroes (FREE) - Hammond, LA (TGS)

Wed May 21 - Isle of Capri - Lake Charles, LA (TGS)


Thurs May 29 - Artmosphere - Lafayette, LA (DG)


Fri May 30 - AOC - TV Broadcast (DG)



My amp rundown video is up on the TC Electronic YouTube channel - I love this company and my TC gear has survived thousands of miles of tour abuse! At NAMM, TM Stevens said it best: "TC means Too Cool"




This month, a piece I wrote is being featured on - Go to their website or for the article, and many more from a growing list of contributors, such as:

Mike Stern
TM Stevens
Bryan Beller of Dethklok & Steve Vai
Sarah Longfield
Cory Henry of Snarky Puppy

and many more



Musicians' Corner is doing great things, send their new page some love!

It's warming up in the Southeast USA, and before long it will be beach weather! This photo is from Pensacola, Florida, one of the cities on my schedule for April.

Sat 4/5/14 - Private Event (Fischer, Texas)


Thurs 4/10/14 - Hub Stacey's Downtown w/James Adkins (Pensacola, Florida) 7:00PM

Special Guest - Nashville's Katie Rogers


Fri 4/11/14 - The Ticket III w/James Adkins (Pensacola, Florida) 9:00PM


Sat 4/12/14 - Tin Cow w/James Adkins (Pensacola, Florida) 8:30PM


Sat 4/19/14 - Checkpoint Charlie's TBA (New Orleans, Louisiana) 11:00PM



Blues lovers! I've got a few dates coming up in Louisiana with "King of the Rockin' Blues" Gregg Wright (Michael Jackson, Mick Fleetwood) before he goes back to California. Look for his interview in the April 2014 edition of Vintage Guitar Magazine - he's a monster on the guitar!

Shows with Gregg Wright:


Fri 3/14/14 - Guitar Clinic @ No-Name Vinyl (Rayne, LA) 3:00PM

Fri 3/14/14 - Sam's Place (Crowley, LA) 9:00PM

Sat 3/15/14 - Magnolia Sports Bar (Denham Springs, LA) 9:00PM

Sat 3/22/14 - Phil Brady's (Baton Rouge, LA) 9:30PM



The Perfect Bass posted a facebook video of me trying out an acoustic Breedlove bass



I'm stoked to be performing during NAMM at Lo-Up Solo Bass Showcase! Visit their page for the list of performers, several of which I'm blessed to call friends and some new faces too. Come say hello at the Roscoe Guitars booth (Hall E #1473), or at either of these two excellent shows! They are free, no NAMM badge is required, and there will be gear giveaways - Fri Jan 24 is in Anaheim and I'm playing Jan 25 in Long Beach, CA. See you there!

1/23-1/26/2014 - Winter NAMM Show @ Roscoe Guitars Hall E Booth #1473

(Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA)


1/25/2014 - Lo-Up Solo Bass Showcase @ Viento y Agua

(4007 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA)

Kent Beatty - Touring Bassist

"Kent has a great feel! He's played a lot of gigs, he's got the feel, he's got the vibe."


- Gregg Bissonette



Welcome! My name is Kent Beatty. I am a musician from Louisiana, USA. From around the age of 5, I was attempting harmonica and soon learned the viola. That eventually led me to the bass guitar. Over the years, I've played bass in several bands and in several countries. I've been known for original solo compositions as well as "extreme" bass techniques. All of that takes a backseat to providing the tight rhythm section a professional band requires. My tour schedule has been solid for the last 6 years - around 150 shows per year. During that time, I was the bassist for Hamilton Loomis, performed solo bass events, clinics, and shows with my own bands. Recently, I've taken time off from the road to focus on my music and other priorities. I've been hired since then in a variety of situations, including subbing in a modern country band at House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC - with a few days' notice. Now I am booking for 2014 and available for genres ranging from metal, rock, and pop, to funk, R&B, and country. Traveling frequently has taught me to be prepared. I have gear available in other countries, my passport is ready, and I travel light.


On or off the road, I am available for recording sessions. If your project needs bass recorded - electric, fretted, fretless, or upright - contact me here or via e-mail to discuss options. If the session is not along the Gulf Coast USA, I can remotely upload 24-bit audio to you.


I also have a love for animals, technology, and photography, so you may see bits of my personal side from time to time. Keep in touch with me through your favorite social media app, and thank you for visiting!



Want to know more about my background? Take a look at my credits, and please contact me with any questions, feedback and, of course, performance requests.


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